Planting Progress and Wheat Condition, May 5, 2019

Planting Progress and Wheat Condition, May 5, 2019

In between rains and cool temperatures last week, planting progressed in many areas. Corn planting was at 35% as of May 5, up from just 16% the week before, reported the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In soybeans, 14% was planted, compared to just 3% last week.

  • Corn planted was 35%, near 38% last year, and behind 47% for the five-year average. Emerged was 2%, equal to last year, and behind the average of 9%.
  • Soybeans planted was 14%, near last year's 15%, and near the 13% average.
  • Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 25% fair, 64% good, and 7% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 1%, near the average of 2%.
  • Sorghum planted was 2%, near 3% last year and the average of 6%.
  • Oats planted was 74%, near 77% last year, and behind the average of 90%. Emerged was 35%, behind 42% last year, and well behind the 69% average.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 16% fair, 73% good, and 7% excellent.

Soil Moisture

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 4% short, 78% adequate, and 18% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 2% short, 84% adequate, and 14% surplus.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, Nebraska Extension, and other reporters across the state.

For more information access the National Crop Progress and Condition publication.